Whatever floats your boat but I would never try to pull any Jeep or most cars out with anything less than an 8000 pounder. There is a rule of thumb, 1 1/2 times the weight of whatever you are pulling.
I have a HEAVY MODIFIED winch on the front, a beefed up 8274. and it is my main self recovery or rescue winch.
the M6000 warn on the rear is for those Oh Sh.t moments. i looked at all winches, and decided on the short drum m6000 and here is why.
6.000 1 wrap
4 600 4
The M6000 short drum takes up little room, weighs 45.pounds and the little bugger is pretty fast at 10 ft per min full load pull. 50 ft of line is more then enough around the parts i wheel at for a self recovery. and i carry extensions for my main winch for those just incase times.
the M8000 at 50ft of line out pulls just over 6.000 and to get 8.000 you need to have all 100 ft of line less a few wraps to get that pull. and at max pull get around 8 ft per min with a 74 pound foot print. Over the many years i have been wheeling i bet 95 percent of my winch pulls i have used less then 50 ft of line and have only really used all the line when pulling with a snatch block.So most recoverys are using between 3,000 to 6.000 pounds of winching power.
I am not sure how much winching you have done, but i bet 90 plus percent is to the first anchour point you can get to. you may have a 8.000 pound winch but if your hooked to a rig or tree 40 ft out. your not getting 8.000 pull.
and if i am not ever happy with the m6000, a motor or gear change and it's upgraded.
most rear self recovery just needs a tug to get out of a hole you drop into or other some what nasty problem. when one changes ones mind on a line. Some times you just need small tug to get moving again.
Built not bought!!!
2005 Rubicon Unlimited, 5.5 inch custom long arm, 1 inch daystar body lift, River Raider Snorkel, Custom bumper/winch mount, sliders, tire carrier. 37x13.50 R17 Nitto Mudgraplers, Bushwacker flat fender. Custom 1/2 cab. Hyline hood vents. Custom tonnue cover and tool box. HID-X off road lights, LED driving lights custom rear bumper/m6000 rear monted winch.
Put up pics when you get em in. I'm having a hard time understanding why the back ones are the same price as the front
The rears are smaller, so I get your point about pricing.
They look just like the pics at Quadrdatec, but better on black carpet like my LJ. The rear cargo liner is the only one that gave me a bit of pause. It seems to be made of lighter, somewhat more rigid material. I do not know if that means it would be more susceptible to puncture. Time will tell.
But they look really good.
Is anyone else watching "One Car Too Far" on Discovery right now?
Yeah, I was watching it. Not bad but as far as the guy being some great offroader is a joke. There is not a lot of chemistry between the 2 guys and Mr Wu is about as lazy as they come. Just my .02~
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